Education, Communications & Outreach

The education, communications and outreach unit works to increase awareness of and foster support for CERN and its activities, and to promote the interaction of citizens with fundamental research.


To generate public engagement in science, to produce and distribute informational content, to foster community building and to build support for CERN and its mission.

The key audiences include governments and policy-makers, the general public, the scientific community, the CERN community, local communities and teachers and students.

The group covers several areas, namely strategic communications (including visual identity), press and media relations, online communications (including social media), exhibitions and outreach (including public events), teacher and student programmes and visits (including virtual visits).


Communications at CERN pass through several channels, encompassing a wide range of activities. These include: